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Actuary of the future: Ramona Lupu

Employer and area of work
ING, life insurance (Romania).

Date entered Profession
September 2007.

Describe yourself in three words
Analytical, energetic, moody.

Tell us your formula for success
When not completely satisfied with something, just change it.

What is most likely to irritate you about others?
Self-sufficiency.

Alternative career?
A copywriter in advertising. Hopefully I haven’t killed the last drop of creativity yet.

What’s your best attribute?
I like to challenge common situations. And your worst habit? I can be very picky at times.

How do you relax away from the office?
Going out with friends, finding the latest pubs and cafés in town, and choosing holiday destinations.

Tell us something unusual about yourself
I gnash my teeth. Involuntarily.

Who would play you in a film of your life?
Cameron Diaz. She’s pretty good in comedies.

Best piece of advice you have ever been given?
Could be ‘don’t look back in anger’ from Oasis? Except that I usually follow my instincts.

What is your greatest extravagance?
I dream of visiting most countries in the world.

What three items would you take to a desert island?
Chocolate (I need my stocks around), an iPod (a connection with the outside world) and a painting kit (I’ve been planning to start for years but never found the time).

Which public figure do you admire?
Bono. If I ever become rich and famous like him, I would become socially active and get involved in volunteering.

Is the glass half full or half empty?
It depends on the circumstances. If I’m happy, it’s half-full. If I’m sad, it’s half-empty. If I’m thirsty, I just drink it.

What is the greatest risk you’ve taken?
Deciding to move to another country, to learn a tongue-twisting language and to find a new job... all for the sake of change.

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